Meet the Committee

Meet The Committee

The Committee is made up of IATSE members/officers/staff who identify as LGBTQ+
Nate Richmond
Nate is the Operations Manager at the IATSE Canadian Office in Toronto. His experience in the industry includes working in the production office and at equipment rental houses Panavision and William F. Whites. During his twelve years with IATSE International, he was appointed as the Chair of the IATSE Pride Committee and as the union’s representative on the Canadian Labour Congress’ Solidarity & Pride Working Group. He’s proud to have designed and produced the first IATSE International Pride swag, including the infamous IATSE condoms (yes, they’re real!).

He currently lives in downtown Toronto with Ben, his partner of almost 20 years.
Carl Mulert
Carl, pictured (right) with husband John of 25 years, is the Business Representative for Live Performance at United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829. His department oversees and enforces over 20 individual CBA’s including agreements with The Broadway League, LORT, New York City Ballet, Houston Grand Opera and the Ahmanson Theatre among others. He also negotiated first contracts with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Berkshire Theatre Group and most recently he managed the Off Broadway organizing campaign which resulted in the first ever CBA for designers Off Broadway.

As a member of ACT UP from the beginning in 1987, Carl participated in demonstrations demanding greater access to AIDS drugs on Wall Street, at the NYC General Post Office and he’s proudly been arrested twice; first in 1988 during a protest at the FDA and again in ’89 for blocking access to the Brooklyn Bridge during a famed “Die In” to raise public awareness about AIDS. He also volunteered as a “buddy” at GMHC but most recently he’s focused his efforts on fundraising for various LGBTQ organizations such as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids by bowling for dollars in Up Our Alley and for the NYC LGBTQ Community Center by participating in the Boston New York AIDS Ride.
Kim Holdridge
Kim is the Secretary/Treasurer of IATSE District 14 representing Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Kim is also the Secretary/Treasurer of IATSE Local 631 in Central Florida. Her background began in television production while in college. She ended up in the Central Florida area where she worked in the Script Department for the New Mickey Mouse Club and eventually with Disney Entertainment as a technician.

Known in the community as a strong advocate for the arts and the LGBTQ community, she has chaired the City of Orlando Public Arts Commission, President of the Rainbow Democratic Club, President of the Orlando Gay Chorus, and the Chair of the Orange County Democratic Party. Her most rewarding community involvement was with the Orlando Youth Alliance mentoring LGBTQ youth ages 12-21, providing a safe space to meet and talk openly about their daily living.

Kim is a 30-year member of the IATSE and resides in Winter Park, FL with her wife and partner for 25+ years.
Doug Boney
is the Business Representative of IATSE Local 884, The Studio Teachers & Welfare Workers. Doug joined the IATSE in 2010 as an Assistant Production Coordinator in IATSE Local 871, and continues to serve on its Board of Directors. He has enjoyed moving over from production into his current position at Local 884, where he has overseen the growth of Local 884 by over 25% and negotiated their first contract outside of the Basic Agreement. Doug also represents the IATSE on the National Executive Board of Pride@Work, an LGBTQIA+ constituency group with the AFL-CIO.

Outside of work and queer advocacy, Doug is a mixed media artist who has been exhibited in groups shows in the Southern California area. He can also be found in the kitchen baking bread, pies, and pastries at all times of the day and night.

Doug (pictured on right) lives in West Hollywood, CA with his partner Jeff.
Rachel McLendon
Rachel (pictured on left) is an IATSE International Representative working in the Sports Broadcast Department. She is a former broadcast technician, with a history of work covering several sports with the various networks such as CBS, FOX, and NBC. She was organized into the IATSE with the Golf Channel back in 2015. She has worked every major golf event in North America spanning both the LPGA and PGA tours.

She left behind her 15-year broadcasting career as a long-time utility and field fiber optic technician to pursue a greater passion of hers in the labor movement by joining the IATSE as a full-time rep in 2018. As a representative she is active in continuing to organize sports broadcast freelancers all over the U.S.

She currently lives north of Atlanta, GA with her wife of 4 years and their 3 dogs.